#AIFWAW’17: It Was All About Classic Prints On Day 2
Day 2 of Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 was quite a contrast to the previous one — the focus this time was on prints and textures, with a mix of minimalistic and vibrant silhouettes, with traditional weaves and contemporary textiles thrown in. The day saw eclectic ensembles presented by some of the best designers of the country. While the most popular had to be floral prints, there were hints of geometrics, monochromes, and even subtle hues of ivory — the highlight of the day being Samant Chauhan’s majestic collection.
Starting off with the best of day 2, Samant Chauhan’s The Golden Threads Of Assam was not your average showcase. Focussing purely on textiles, the show was set at the Rail museum and was rustic. Showcasing the journey of the Muga silk, Chauhan’s collection was a reflection of the fabric in a beautiful way. With intricate embellishments and neutral tones, Chauhan’s designs took the cake for day 2 of fashion week.
In contrast to Samant Chauhan’s collection, Huemn went all out and how? They launched their first line of denim, along with raincoats with their A/W 2017 collection. A vibrant colour palatte, an amalgamation of boxy silhouettes, and feminine designs took over the runway with this one.
Patine’s spin on tribals brought a fresh new element to the runway as the latest collection was an interesting flow of dresses, blousons and pants that had appliqués, embroidery, and detailed lace work. Inspired by an Indo-China fusion, layering with jackets, waistcoats, and vests was the highlight of this show.
The boho vibe brought on by label Péro was fashionably eccentric. Inspired by several cultures, including Latin American and Chinese, the collection was a great play on colours and elements, such as tassels, pompoms and embroideries.
Anupama Dayal used floral and botanical prints to recreate the essence of a luscious forest. With flowy maxi-dresses and bright hues of parakeet green, yellow, and indigo, the collection uses crinkling and fringing to recreate the magical silhouette of a forest.
Showstopping for designer Rina Dhaka was none other than Vaani Kapoor, looking like a vision in a black velvet cut-out dress. While most of the collection went with a classic black, a lot of it was prints that stood out in sheer fabric — something that’s been in a trend for a while now.
Hemant & Nandita’s A/W’17 collection was absolutely divine. With textiles that shone when walking down the ramp, they kept intact the essence of florals, with elements of brocade embellishments. The collection consisted of separates that were layered to give off a rather vintage Parisian vibe, for the season.
Keeping things rather monochromatic was Vineet Bahl with structured silhouettes of a rather gothic vibe. Tones of grey, ivory, and black dominated the runway with this one.
Pankaj & Nidhi’s use of monochromatic black and whites was broken by an electric blue hue, instantly adding a pop of colour to the runway. Geometric prints on prints, along with simple floral embellishments created a lovely optical illusion on the ramp.